Would You Pay an App to Snooze a Little Longer?
I get tons of emails a day from developers and marketing companies asking me to post their apps. Unless it is really cool, we don’t post too much because it buries the top news and reviews. Today however I get an email about an app that you have to pay to snooze a little longer in the morning! It’s called Shredder Alarm Clock for iOS and is available for the iPhone, iPod, and iPad. The app is free and has a nice user interface and layout. But the developer has thinks that getting you out of bed in the morning would be more effective if you had to pay to snooze a little longer! The app comes with some free minute packs but I am assuming it will run out pretty quick. So here we go folks, the dreaded in app purchase. That’s right, to get more minute packs you have to pay $0.99 for a 30 minute pack, 5 bucks for 170 minutes, and $10 dollars for 333 minutes! Seriously? I am not paying to snooze and I especially hate in app purchases.
With the Holiday weekend coming up, I think a lot of people are looking forward to the extra sleep, but come Monday, how much would you pay to snooze a little longer before having to go back to work or school?
I also hate in-app purchases Doug. I got burned by that. Anyway that is a good question and I won’t pay for extra snooze anytime. And currently I don’t use my phone to alarm me to get up any way. I use good old proven method, my senses. 🙂
I pay for apps I use and enjoy.
I refuse to make in app purchases, or I have not found a compelling reason to make an in app purchase.
Throw it at the wall and see if it sticks. How can I make money today?
I definitely wouldn’t pay to snooze. I prefer paying up front to in-app purchases.
Definitely Apple world have spoiled all the developers by In-App purchases….
I have always despised in app purchases since I got addicted to Mafia Wars. I spent a lot of money on that game and regretted it afterwards. Swore I would never do it again. So now I am playing this game called Metal Storm on my iPad and I absolutely love it! The game play is fantastic, graphics, everything! Free. Yep, not so much. You can play the game and then you get hooked. You figuire it out and then get good at it. I kicked the crap out of everyone when I first started and then m ranking went up. Then the game started playing me against other players with the same skill but with way WAY better planes and weapons. How did they get those? Yep. Paid for it. So now I am getting my @$$ handed to me and there is nothing I can do but….$$$$ I refuse. It will take me 25 lifetimes to accumulate the credits needed to buy a better plane, but so be it. SCREW YOU developers and APPLE! I am playing for free!!!